Friday, November 03, 2006

Ho! Ho! Ho! My. Ass.

I love Christmas. Really, I do. *nodding*
The colors. The nostalgia. The time of year I actually LIKE to bake and cook. Ahhhh...good stuff.

But the commercialism? And the fact that I believe I only have THREE paychecks until the BIG DAY?
I'm not so fond of.

For those of you who actually have most (or God forbid, ALL) of your shopping done, let me sum up my feelings by saying-BITE ME. You=bite me. Because obviously you are not right and should be shot so that you may be put out of my misery. Indeed.

The gas station down the road already has their Christmas lights up on their shrubs. The very night of Halloween. Undamnbelievable.

Christmas gets sooner and sooner every year. It used to be after Thanksgiving. Now everyone has the green light after Halloween. Pretty soon I'll be coloring eggs and making stockings at the same time.
Perish the thought.

And what happened to the gifts? Not only are things more expensive when they first come out, but advertisers (demons, I tell ya) are constantly shoving the latest and supposedly greatest down kids' collective throats every twelve minutes on television.
Dammit! I used to like getting fruit and nuts in my stocking! The smell. The glorious smell. *sigh*
Damn hard to smell a PS2 game. That's all I'm saying.

So yes. Let's deck the halls and jingle the bells. But let's not forget two things. One-you can't buy memories. And two-Santa likes butterscotch cookies. *wink*


Tori Lennox said...

Preachin' to the choir, hon. *g*

Nancy J. Bond said...

I'm right there with ya, Sistah!

chrystal casey said...

Walmart in Stillwater had Christmas decorations out by October 5. It made me want to puke. I haven't gotten any shopping done. I used to be so good about having it all done by September. That of course was in my 20's when i didn't have so much other crap cluttering up my mind and free time. For the last 5 years, me and my cousin do the day after Thanksgiving shopping experience. It's a horrible pain in the butt but usually the only time we can go do anything together by ourselves, so that makes it fun. Three more paychecks until Christmas! yikes!! thanks for reminding me :)

Lyvvie said...

I'm sure once upon a time in my late youth it was considered very poor taste to put out X-mas decorations and stuff (catalogues were fine, that's preparation, right.) before Thanksgiving. It used to be one of these mysterious wonderful things that the first Saturday after turkey day that all of a sudden it was like walking to Christmas world.

It's paying £11 ($20) for a bag of cinnamon scented pine cones, when I could've picked up in the woods and soaked them them in cinnamon oil myself for nothing. (and no, I didn't buy them, I was too disgusted.)

Rene said...

I have most of my shopping done already, so bite me. LOL. I hit the clearance racks at Target and Wal-Mart at during the summer and get a ton of stuff for the kids. My son is about the only one I need to shop for and I can do most of that at a bookstore.